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YES

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.24 | 916 ratings

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claugroi
3 stars Just a few bands had a great debut album (examples: Beatles, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, VDGG and some others...), and, unfortunately, the Yes' debut album is not a great album, but we can see good songs in it. Let's see it:

I See You: cool cover of The Byrds. Nice playing from Banks and Bruford. It has rhythm, and is very influenced by Jazz. 3,75 stars.

Beyond and Before: good song, a good intro to the album. 3,85 stars.

Looking Around: a song full of energy, with a good beat and keyboard riffs... One of the first compositions by Anderson/Squire, who later would give us songs like 'Perpetual Change', 'South Side of the Sky' and others... 3,85 stars.

Sweetness: they tried to do a beautiful ballad, and almost did it. I feel it lacks something... anyway, it's soft and calm, a great song. 3,85 stars.

Harold Land: catchy song, I can almost dance with it. Some parts are very progressive, though I don't consider this album a completely Prog album. 3,9 stars.

Survival: a very rhythmic song, constructed mainly by an organ riff. Very cool. 3,9 stars.

Yesterday and Today: the calm and melodic song of the album. Nice try from Jon Anderson. The melody is catchy. Not a classic, but I sympathize with it. 3,95 stars.

Every Little Thing: fantastic Beatles cover. I can't say it's better than the original because the original is ALWAYS better, but it's almost there. They really transformed an ordinary rock song from 1964 into a psychedelic/progressive song, with many time changes, beautiful new riffs from Banks, marvelous drum fills from Bill B., and great vocal arrangements, so the result was really impressive. By far, the best song on the album. 4,55 stars.

Good album, it opened some doors to Yes. 3 stars.

claugroi | 3/5 |

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